Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) Certification

The Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification is the foundation of your career in payroll. It provides you with the compliance knowledge required to process an organization's annual payroll cycle, effectively communicate payroll information to all stakeholders, and understand the accounting function as it relates to payroll.

Certification Requirements

  • Payroll Compliance Legislation
  • Payroll Fundamentals 1
  • Payroll Fundamentals 2
  • Principles of Accounting - Douglas College's first year Accounting Course ACCT 1110 is transferable to the CPA.
  • One year weighted Payroll Experience
PCP Courses & Schedule

Prerequisite

None.

A thorough understanding of mathematical principles and a proficiency in English will increase the probability of success in this course.

Overview

Payroll Compliance Legislation (PCL) is the first core payroll course in the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification program. Upon completion of Payroll Compliance Legislation (PCL), you will have a thorough understanding of the compliance requirements and be able to describe payroll’s objectives and stakeholders, identify an employer/ employee relationship, apply federal and provincial legislation to payroll and communicate the payroll compliance requirements to various stakeholders.

Delivery Method

This course will be offered virtually. Sessions will take place according to the posted schedule.


To participate in virtual sessions, students will need high speed internet, video cam and microphone.

Note

This course can be accessed through the Canadian Payroll Online Student Platform and Zoom. There is no Douglas College Blackboard component for this course.

Instructor:

Marilyn Pignotti

CRN:

11041

Dates:

7 Saturdays: January 8 to February 26, 2022 (No class February 19)

Times:

9:00 am - 4:00 pm (last class 9:00 am - 12 pm)

Fee:

$468.00 plus applicable CPA fee. CPA fee includes delivery of course manuals to home or office, yearly CPA Membership, examinations and Certificate.

Register: Phone 604-527-5472 to register. 

Prerequisite

Payroll Compliance Legislation

Overview

Payroll Fundamentals 1 (PF1) is the second core payroll course in the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification program. Upon completion of Payroll Fundamentals 1 (PF1), you will be able to: calculate regular individual pay, calculate non-regular individual pay, calculate termination payments, complete a Record of Employment and communicate all aspects of individual pay requirements to various stakeholders.

Delivery method

This course is offered in-person. 

The College is monitoring information and recommendations about COVID-19 from regional and provincial medical health officers and responding accordingly. Should in-person classes need to be discontinued, the delivery mode will change to virtual sessions that will take place during the original scheduled class times. To participate in virtual sessions, students will need high speed internet, video cam and microphone.  

Instructor: Dawn Irmscher
CRN: 11042
Dates: 7 Saturdays: January 29 to March 19, 2022 (No class February 19)
Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (last class 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Fee: $468.00 plus applicable CPA fee
Register: Phone 604-527-5472 to register. 

Pre-requisites

Payroll Compliance Legislation

Payroll Fundamentals 1

Overview

Payroll Fundamentals 2 (PF2) is the final core payroll course in the Payroll Compliance Practitioner (PCP) certification program. Upon completion of Payroll Fundamentals 2 (PF2), you will be able to: calculate organizational remittances to federal, provincial and third party stakeholder, prepare accounting documentation for payroll, complete year-end documentation and communicate all aspects of organizational remittances, accounting and year-end requirements to internal, external and government stakeholders.

Delivery Method

This course will be offered virtually. Sessions will take place according to the posted schedule.
To participate in virtual sessions, students will need high speed internet, video cam and microphone.

Note

This course can be accessed through the Canadian Payroll Online Student Platform and Zoom. There is no Douglas College Blackboard component for this course.

Instructor:

Cathy Laramie

CRN:

11043

Dates:

7 Saturdays: January 29 to March 19, 2022 

(No class February 19)

Time:

9:00 am -4:00 pm (Last class 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)

Fee:

$468.00 plus applicable CPA fee

Register: Phone 604-527-5472 to register. 

This course must be taken at a Canadian post-secondary institution. Douglas College course ACCT1110 has been pre-approved by the CPA.

Introduction to accounting must cover the following principles and practices to be accepted as part of the PCP program:

  • recording transactions (debits/ credits),
  • journal entries,
  • preparing simple financial statements,
  • closing accounts,
  • reconciliations,
  • trial balance.

In order to fully prepare students as certified Payroll Compliance Practitioners, one (1) year of weighted payroll-related work experience is required. Students completing courses on a part time basis can obtain the work experience requirement within five years before or after passing Payroll Compliance Legislation (PCL) course and the timeline for students in full time program, starts either five years before or after the end date of their Payroll Fundamentals 2 (PF2) course. Those individuals who complete the education requirement but have yet to satisfy the PCP work experience component are considered “PCP Candidates”.

Please visit the Canadian Payroll Association website for more detailed information.

Steps To Register

Step 1

Register for your Payroll course with Douglas College. Note: Students must achieve a minimum of 65% on final exams and 65% for each course.

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Step 2

The Canadian Payroll Association has a dual registration process. This means in addition to paying the Douglas College fees for the course, students must also register with the Canadian Payroll Association and pay the Association's course fee ($340/course) and the student membership fee ($99/year) to receive their course materials and access to the learning platform.

Students should register with the Association no later than ten business days before the start date of the course. 

You can download the course registration form from the Canadian Payroll Association.

Download the form

 

Certification Declaration

Once the education requirements are met, and you are an active CPA member, you will be sent the Certification Declaration, which must be completed and submitted to receive the certification.

Maintaining PCP

All certified individuals must comply with the following three requirements to maintain certification:

  • Maintain a membership with the CPA through a Professional membership or the Organization membership of your employer (annual membership fees are required)
  • Adhere to the CPA’s Code of Professional Conduct
  • Meet the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements

Want more information?

If you require more information about the CPA courses, please contact Sultan Vidal at vidals3@douglascollege.ca or (604) 527-5607.
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January 2022 courses are now open for registration

Phone to register: (604) 527-5472 (Visa or MasterCard only)

CPA Contact Information

Certification Department for The Canadian Payroll Association:
certification@payroll.ca

The Canadian Payroll Association Website: 
http://payroll.ca